This month, the world went crazy. I don’t know if you noticed it where you live, but in my corner of the world—New York City—gay bashing and hate crime violence seemed to skyrocket. A few weeks ago, I was working at my newspaper job in the Bronx when we got a call about a body floating in the Harlem River. I didn’t know it then, but that body was a Rutgers University student who leaped to his death off the George Washington bridge after his classmate broadcast his gay hookup on the internet. Then, two men were arrested for attacking a gay man in the bathroom of the Stonewall Inn, one of my favorite gay bars and the birthplace of the gay rights movement. Keep reading »
The guys over at Asylum think they’ve figured out why those two girls made out with each other in that bar last night while a group of guys watched.
“University of California, Santa Barbara, sociology professor Verta Taylor and feminist studies professor Leila J. Rupp examined the girls-making-out-with-girls phenomenon through a series of interviews with college-age women.
They found that there are four reasons women are now more likely to publicly lock lips …”
Find out what they are. Keep reading »
Dear Elisabeth Hasselbeck,
I have to say, you truly enlightened me last week when you opened your trap on “The View” and said that women who turn gay later in life do so because they can’t get a man. You said, “I’ll tell you what’s happening. Older men are going for younger women and leaving the women with no one.” Keep reading »
Entrepreneur Shaz Riley, who proudly calls herself a butch lesbian, was so sick of dealing with negative people when shopping in the men’s department that she has created Butch Clothing Company, a line of clothes specifically for butch women. According to Riley, butches don’t want to be men, but they also don’t want to wear women’s clothing. So, until now, their only choice was to wear men’s clothes, which brought its own complications. For starters, all that room in the crotch of men’s pants is unnecessary for a woman. But more importantly, Riley says butch women are often met with rudeness when shopping for men’s clothes. She hopes Butch Clothing Company will give these women the confidence to be themselves while at the same time challenging the stigma associated with the “butch” label. The line will carry shorts, trousers, and T-shirts, but the primary focus will be on formal suits for civil partnerships. Rojo Caliente, are you listening? [The Guardian] Keep reading »